Dwarf Bread

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— Chef's Note —

"It was miraculous, the dwarf bread. No one ever went hungry when they had some dwarf bread to avoid. You only had to look at it for a moment, and instantly you could think of dozens of things you'd rather eat. Your boots, for example. Mountains. Raw sheep. Your own foot." - Witches Abroad

Dwarf bread is not baked. Nay, it is forged. Proper dwarf bread is made with rocks and...not actually supposed to be eaten.

My recipe is similar to what you would buy from a baker in Genua - something that's slightly more palatable for humans. I recommend you use dried blueberries, cranberries, cherries, dates, or plums for the fruit.

Remember, if you're getting hungry, there's dwarf bread. There's always dwarf bread.

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How to Make Dwarf Bread

— Ingredients —

4 1/6 cups flour
1 cup sugar
baking powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
black pepper
1 tsp black pepper
(freshly ground)
1/2 tsp cloves
dried fruit
1 1/3 cup (~9 oz.) dried fruit
maple syrup
1 1/3 cups maple syrup

— Instructions —

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and spices.
  3. Mix in dried fruit.
  4. Stir in maple syrup until a uniform dough forms.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and spread the dough evenly on the pan. The dough should be thin.
  6. Bake until golden brown (about 35 minutes).
  7. Slice while still warm, and set aside to cool.

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— See Also —

Sausage Inna Bun

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